Gartner analysts have released their findings on semiconductor purchases for the 2011 year. The top buyer of semiconductors turned out to be Apple, which purchased more processors, memory and solid-state storage than HP and Samsung, the leaders in 2010. These numbers will continue to grow with the proliferation of the iPhone and iPad, and will take an even larger leap as Apple integrates SSD into the MacBook Pro line this year, following in the footsteps of the MacBook Air.

[Source: The Verge]